We are the IAD

The Institutional Advancement Division (IAD) is responsible for increasing understanding and recognition of The University of the West Indies as a leading teaching & research university, as well as for developing support for the institution.

It serves the entire institution: all four UWI  campuses through the Office of the Vice Chancellor. It is responsible for a wide range of activities for building strong financial and volunteer support and lasting relationships with alumni, donors, students, the wider community, the Diaspora, the media, parents and friends.

The IAD encompasses institutional alumni relations, fundraising,  campaigns, resource development and projects.The IAD also promotes and supports the activities of the American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI) located in New York and the British Foundation for The University of the West Indies (BFUWI) as well as  Fundraising initiatives in Canada.

The IAD is responsible for :

RAISER’S EDGE: The central alumni database. The University community is requested to continuously appeal to graduates to keep their contact information (especially email addresses) current at www.alumnionline.uwi.edu or email: iad@alumni.uwi.edu

FUND RAISING including:

  • The Chancellor’s Circle
  • The UWI Regional Endowment Fund (UWIREF)
  • The American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI)
  • The British Foundation for The University of the West Indies (BFUWI)
  • Canadian Fundraising Initiatives
  • The Vice Chancellor's Cricket Match


  • Coordination and facilitation of institutional Alumni Relations policies and strategies and is the central unit for the UWI Alumni Association Chapters (UWIAA): Monthly teleconferences, annual Central Executive Committee (CEC) Meeting of the UWIAA etc.
  • The regional Vice Chancellor’s Student Ambassador Corps: UWISTAT (Students Today, Alumni Tomorrow) 
  • The regional Footprints: Students for Development: Annual Student Giving Programme
  • The Vice Chancellor’s Presidents Club
  • UWI Connect: The Alumni Magazine
  • ALUMNI Online: the centralized web and social networking hub for UWI's alumni population
  • The Alumni Experience and Apprenticeship Programmes (AEP and AAP)
  • The regional "Pelican Perks" Programme


UWi Regional Headquarters:

  • Ms. Minna Israel, Special Advisor to the Vice Chancellor on Resource Development
  • Mrs. Elizabeth Buchanan-Hind, Executive Director
  • Mrs. Celia Davidson-Francis, Director, Alumni Relations
  • Mr. Paul Morrison, Manager - Raiser's Edge Database
  • Ms. Angella Brown, Administrative Assistant
  • Ms. Camile Wilson - Assistant 

New York:

  • Ms. Ann-Marie Grant, Executive Director, American Foundation for The University of the West Indies (AFUWI)

Contact: Institutional Advancement Division (IAD)
Office of the Vice Chancellor
The University of the West Indies
UWI Regional Headquarters, Hermitage Road, Kingston 7, Jamaica, West Indies
Tel: 876-977-0052 or 0054

Visit:  www.alumnionline.uwi.edu   

Email: iad@alumni.uwi.edu

Important Partners

  • UWIAA Chapter Presidents and Executive Committees and members
  • Campus Alumni Representatives
  • 4 UWI Campuses
  • UWI graduates and students (future alumni)

Our Patrons

The Chancellor - Head, UWI Alumni Association
The Vice Chancellor - Head, IAD


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